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December 21, 2016
The Road to Justice Reform
Reflection regarding the distance we have covered and the distance yet to go in our march toward a more fair and effective justice system.
December 8, 2016
The Pitfalls of Youth Incarceration
Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason discusses the drawbacks of incarcerating youth, highlighted in a recent paper commissioned by the Harvard Executive Session on Community Policing.
November 29, 2016
Highlights of the DOJ CFBNP
Activities and accomplishments of the DOJ Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
November 28, 2016
Helping Kids Overcome Trauma
AAG Karol Mason joined Education Secretary John B. King, Jr. and Joe Torre, Founder and Chair of the Safe at Home Foundation, for a conversation about the Changing Minds campaign.
November 21, 2016
HUD Issues Fair Housing Act Guidance
Cities, counties, law enforcement agencies, housing providers and other stakeholders should review the HUD guidance and make sure their nuisance abatement ordinances, crime-free housing ordinances and crime-free housing programs are fair and do not discriminate.
August 31, 2016
10th Anniversary of the Adam Walsh Act
It's been a decade since the passage of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. Professionals from around the country met at the 2016 National Symposium on Sex Offender Management and Accountability to exchange ideas and network with experts in the field.
June 30, 2016
Supporting LGBTQI-GNC Youth
As Pride Month comes to a close the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention applaud those who have worked so passionately to advance the rights of the LGBTQI-GNC community. We look forward to working with our partners to support initiatives to ensure the safety of these and all youth.
April 29, 2016
Bridging Opportunity Gaps
The DOJ, HHS and our federal partners are highlighting efforts and alliances underway that engage sectors other than criminal justice to support the successful reentry of people who had contact with the criminal justice system.
April 28, 2016
Promoting Healing for Victims
Today we are excited to share that OVW released the Pediatric SAFE Protocol. This much awaited protocol not only provides specific guidance on forensic medical examinations, it clearly identifies the need for a coordinated community response.
April 14, 2016
Studying Campus Sexual Assault
Campuses across the U.S. are taking action to address sexual assault. Research on the prevalence and response to sexual assault on campuses provides critical information.
March 24, 2016
Remarks made at Bennett College Charter Day
Having already heard about the rich history of this institution and the role it played in changing the conscience of our nation, to be standing here in this storied chapel, in the very room where Eleanor Roosevelt, Thurgood Marshall, and Dr. King spoke before me – I can only say, I am awed.
March 23, 2016
Recognizing a Decade of Progress
For the past 10 years SMART has been at the forefront of implementing effective practices to register and manage sex offenders. One of our most significant accomplishments over the past 10 years is developing the SOMAPI.
February 29, 2016
Victims of Wrongful Convictions
Wrongful convictions represent an unspeakable miscarriage of justice, one for which few remedial services are available. We have a responsibility to prevent these tragic failures. Hearing from those who are most directly affected is vital.